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The Mackay Dynasty

When offshore powerboat racing started in 1964, there were no dedicated race boats. The first Auckland powerboat races were held in April 1964 with two events, that attracted close to

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Fossil-Free Boating

Power Equipment conducted a press event recently to launch its new range of German-made Torqeedo electric outboard motors. Founded in 2005, according to Power Equipment, Torqeedo has quickly built a

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Looking Back 20 Years

It’s our birthday 20 Years of 100% Powerboat Dedication Pacific PowerBoat (2011-now) In Part three of our pictorial essay on some of the cool boats we have done over the

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When Redhead Ruled the Waves

THERE WAS A RECORD-BREAKING REDHEAD IN SIR LEONARD SOUTHWARD’S LIFE BEFORE HE PURCHASED LIZZIE T FORD, THE 1915 MODEL T THAT STARTED HIS EXPENSIVE HOBBY OF COLLECTING VINTAGE CARS. The

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History of GRP Boats in NZ

BARRY THOMPSON LOOKS AT THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 60S AND 70S WHEN FIBREGLASS BOAT BUILDING IN NEW ZEALAND WAS IN ITS INFANCY, AND REFLECTS ON SOME OF THE PIONEERS WHO HAVE

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The Rise and Fall of an Outboard Giant

Just over fifteen years ago, Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC), once the world’s largest manufacturer of outboard motors, filed for bankruptcy. How this legendary conglomerate went from being an international institution

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One on One – John Lu

JOHN LU IS CEO OF TAIWAN BASED HORIZON GROUP AND CHAIRMAN OF THE TAIWAN YACHT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. Horizon Yachts was set up 24 years ago in a small factory to build a

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Alloy Trio

DNA 570 XHT Alloy 1 DNA’s 570 XHT is the first of a new model hardtop that brings together all the requirements for its owner. The 570 XHT was a

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Bluebird k3 Reborn

Sir Malcolm Campbell drove his aero-engined speedboat Bluebird K3 to a literally death-defying 130. 91 mph record on Lake Hallwil in Switzerland. Having in 1935 become the first man to

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40 Interesting Boats

In the last 17 years, while there have been a lot of significant changes in the style of boats we go boating in, conversely in some sectors things have remained much the same. In

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Motor Yacht Service Centre

The company started as Maritimo Service in 2005 and about 18 months ago the company name was changed to Motor Yacht Service Centre. This was done to better reflect the services offered by the

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Yes You Can Do It

M/Y Egret, our 46′ (14.0m) Nordhavn trawler, spent her first 2½ years on the U.S. east coast travelling as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as the Dominican Republic. The

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A Season with a PWC

It had arrived – our first personal water craft. For many years we had been lucky enough to have friends with PWCs or through the magazine we had been fortunate to have access to

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Classic Offshore Powerboat Chindit

Graeme Wingate is an icon of the sport of offshore powerboat racing and while he spent many seasons through the formative years of the sport as a competitive driver, in later years he was

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World Water Speed Records

Becoming the fastest person on water is unquestionably the hardest and certainly the most dangerous record to attempt on water. The challenges are unimaginable and many have died trying to set it. It is now

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Surtees Boat Company Profile

Having celebrated 20-years of operation last year, Surtees Boats has become one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful alloy production boat builders. What has been key to the company’s success is innovation. I’m not

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